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EXPOSITION OF RIM-KYUSTENDIL
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As a result of many years of research and collection activity the museum and exhibition halls of the Regional History Museum holds superb examples of the human civilization from all historical periods. To have a notion of them, we suggest you to visit:

ARCHEOLOGICAL EXPOSITION

Kyustendil Regional History Museum opened new archeological exposition, which is set up in the exposition hall "Asklepius" (opposite the "Velbuzhd" Hotel). It includes exhibits from the whole region of Kyustendil. The presented exhibitions and their wide chronological frame give the visitor the opportunity to get information on the cultural-historical development of the region and to get deep back into the centuries - from 7th 6th century BC till 14th century.
In the Prehistory section one can find: labour tools, pottery, loom weights, objects for religious use from Neolith, Eneolith and the early Bronze Age. Among them is the earliest pottery known to be found in the territory of Bulgaria, a great variety of zoomorphic and anthropomorphic works of plastic arts and the unique model of a furnace with a moon calendar thought to be the earliest known in Europe. There is also exposed Prehistoric dwelling that dates in the Early Eneolithic Age.
In the Antiquity section the pre-Roman Age is illustrated by funerary objects from a Thracian necropolis (7th - 6th century BC), jewelry, pottery, everyday objects, weapons. Of great interest is warrior equipment of a Thracian nobleman dating in 4th - 3rd century BC. Roman Pautalia and the adjacent territories are represented by pottery, applications of chariots, Pautalia coins, busts and statuettes of gods from the Graeco-Roman pantheon, marble relief votive tables of the Thracian horseman, of Zeus and Hera, Asclepius, Hygeia and Telesphorus, Mithra, the busts of Zeus and Hera from the sanctuary in the village of Kopilovtsi and others. A Thracian-Roman chariot of 3rd century is exposed found in the village of Radlovtsi.
Velbuzhd from the Middle Ages with its range of territory is represented with pottery, weapons, silver and glass jewelry, labor tools, encolpions of 10th - 11th c. and others. Among the exhibits are the Collection of the village of Razhdavitsa (12th c.) and the treasury from the same village consists of silver ornaments, Western European and Ottoman golden and silver coins (17th c.). It is also presented a lead seal of Velbuzhd bishop (11th - 12th c.).
On the occasion of 100 years since the beginning of systematic archeological researches in Kyustendil and 1900 years since Pautalia has been given a status of a town with adjacent territories in the Roman empire, citizens and guests of Kyustendil may visit the exhibition without taxes.

Numismatic Hall

The numismatic hall presents a significant part of the museums numismatic wealth. There are exposed silver and bronze coins of Macedonian kings, of several Balkan and Asia Minor ancient polises, (5th 2nd century BC), Roman republican denarii and coins minted during the period of the Roman Empire (1st 5th century). Roman provincial coins issued by the governments of number of cities within the territory of the Roman Empire, which represent local special features, events, persons, architectural monuments, are pretty particular in their peculiarity and uniqueness. The exhibition contains also coins from Middle Ages copper and warped coins from Byzantium and Bulgaria, Venetian silver coins and Ducati. A part of the numismatic collection of coins from Late Middle Ages and Bulgarian Renaissance Epoch is presented too - silver thalers of Western European rulers and cities and Ottoman coins.
The information given by the exhibited coins is complemented by the exposed maps and photos illustrating the coin circulation within the region of Kyustendil. Exhibition authors main idea is not only to be presented the most attractive coins and coin finds, but also visitors to be given more general image about the monetary circulation in the region of Kyustendil and Kyustendil district.

Address:
2500 Kyustendil
55 Bulgaria Str.
Tel. 00359 78 / 550098
Working time:
Summer season: Wednesday Sunday, 9.30 a.m.- 12.00; 12.30 6.00 p.m
Winter season: Wednesday Sunday, 9.30 a.m.- 12.00; 12.30 5.00 p.m









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MOSQUE "AHMED BEY"

Ethnographic exhibition of a big donation to the Kyustendil Museum by two sisters Mila and Hristina Milchevi is displayed at the Exhibition hall of the Ahmed Bey Mosque. For decades the sisters have been collected ethnographic materials from all over Bulgaria because of their true love to Bulgarian peoples culture. The whole collection comprises of 1130 ethnographic items but only one third of them is displayed.



Address:
2 St. Karadzha str.
2500 Kyustendil
Tel. 00359 78 / 550 124
Working time: Tuesday Saturday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m






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HOUSE-MUSEUM ILYO VOIVODA

The restored house of Ilyo Markov, one of the renowned figures of the National liberation movement, hosts an exposition called: The National Liberation fights of the people from Kyustendil. Focus is given to the battles from the XV century up to the Liberation , as well as to the peoples contribution to the national liberation and unification of the Bulgaria in the late XIX and early XX century.

Address:
2500 Kyustendil
189 Tsar Osvoboditel str.
: 00359 78/550126
Working time:
Summer season: Monday Friday, 9.30 a.m.- 12.00; 12.30 6.00 p.m
Winter season: Monday Friday, 9.30 a.m.- 12.00; 12.30 5.00 p.m




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HOUSE-MUSEUM DIMITER PESHEV

In 2002 the ambassador of Israel, Emanuel Zisman, and Kyustendil Municipality implemented a project for the restoration of Dimiter Peshevs house and its turning into a museum. The permanent exhibition with original belongings, photos and facsimiles tells the story of what happened in March 1943 and of the worldly acknowledged merit of Dimiter Peshev and his fellow-citizens form Kyustendil Asen Suychmezov, Vladimir Kurtev, Ivan Momchilov and Petar Mihalev who contributed to the salvation of the Jews in Bulgaria.
The house is a precise copy of the native house of Dimitar Peshev rebuilt in the towns center. It was officially opened on 25 of October 2002 and the permanent museum exhibition on 9 of March 2003 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary from the Kyustendil action for the saving of Bulgarian Jews. Ten years later, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary from the Kyustendil action 8 of March 2013, the exhibition was renovated and completed not only with new information but also with new exhibits donated by the heirs of the saviors of the Bulgarian Jews.

Address:
2500 Kyustendil
11 Tsar Simeon 1st str.
Tel. 00359 78 / 551811
Working time:
Summer season: Monday Sunday, 9.30 a.m.- 12.00; 12.30 6.00 p.m
Winter season: Monday Sunday, 9.30 a.m.- 12.00; 12.30 5.00 p.m






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EMFIEDZHIEVA HOUSE

The Emfiedzhieva house is an architectural monument from the Bulgarian Revival period. It is situated in the old Kyuestendil residential district Losenets (Bagluck). The museum exhibition Urban Life and Culture of the Kyustendil population from the end of the XIX century to the beginning of the XX century is hosted there. You can see the typical interior, furniture and household utilities of the urban houses, belonging to the better-off part of the intelligentsia or to rich and famous Kystendil families.

Address:
2500 Kyustendil
24 A Gorotsvetna str.
Tel. 00359 78 / 550 129
Working time:
Summer season: Monday Friday, 9.30 a.m.- 12.00; 12.30 6.00 p.m
Winter season: Monday Friday, 9.30 a.m.- 12.00; 12.30 5.00 p.m




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Regional Historical Museum Academician Yordan Ivanov, Kyustendil - 2004-2006